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Serene Community, Flourishing Wildlife, and Premier Golf in Your Own Backyard

The Grande Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the premier courses Jackson County has to offer. With scenic water features, forestry, and fairways as far as the eye can see, it’s a course that stands out among the rest not only the course, but the homes that line the course are truly jaw-dropping.

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It’s any homeowner’s dream to reside in a secluded sanctuary. Now, at the Grande Estates, you can cozy up in your luxury home and quaint community, while still just being a short drive from the grocery store or your favorite local restaurant. The Grande Estates is run by two talented real estate brokers, Shannon Jackson, and Teresa Schenk, both of which wear many hats. Teresa is the builder and developer of the estates and golf club. She is the mastermind behind each beautiful home that becomes part of the Grande Estates. Teresa is accompanied by Shannon, who shows the homes, works on events and marketing, and assists Teresa on the projects that make the Grande Estates possible.

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The Grande Estates is an on-course community located at the Grande Golf Club that consists of custom homes. Each home is built in a different variety of modern farmhouse styles. Those styles include ranch and cape cod, each with a view-out or walk-out and daylight basements. All homes fit the same feel but are completely unique at the same time. Each home is custom built in partnership with architect of Wayne Visbeen of Visbeen Architects.

The homes built within the Grande Estates each have an indoor-outdoor feel, having large windows that allow the beautiful nature scenes of the course to come in. Along with that is an open floor plan, designed to make every home feel open and airy. Each home is complete with a first-floor master suite, two to three bedroom floor plans, basements that allow for natural light to come in, and flexible spaces for offices, bedrooms, and entertaining. Teresa is able to take what each person envisions in their home and bring it to life. She is continuously trying to hit features that clients are looking for with modern features and open kitchens and living spaces.

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The Grande Golf Club is an 18-hole course that has been originally rated as one of the top 10 courses in the nation. Over the past year alone, there have been a million and a half dollars put into improvements. It is an expansive course with elevation changes, highly rated course play, massive wetlands, rolling hills, and water features. Renovations and improvements won’t stop there, Teresa mentioned that they have big plans for the future. “Golf brings people together,” she explained. That’s why it’s important for the Grande Estates to have a place where residents can gather and further enjoy their community. One of the existing perks of living in this community is discounted golf for residents.

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Even with the golfers that regularly play the course and residents who live in the community, those that live or even visit the Grande Estates routinely see wildlife, including deer, otters, sandhill cranes, blue heron, and ducks. This serene course and community is secluded enough to let wildlife roam, and the trees and wetlands that surround the course feed into the wildlife they regularly see. Houses at the Grande Estates aren’t side by side, so they allow for space for wildlife to roam and privacy for its residents.

Teresa expanded on being a builder for the Grande Estates and Golf Club. She mentioned that builders have pride and attachment to what they build, and seeing visitors being in awe of what they’ve built is such a rewarding feeling. Walking into a home she’s built and worked on from start to finish, from framing to interior design, it’s hard to believe one person can create something so beautiful in such a short amount of time. It only takes about four to six months from the initial point of contract to being able to move in, based on what’s currently being built. Another piece of that is being able to purchase a lot and start a new build within a year, and clients can even bring in their own builder if they prefer.

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Judging by the look of the existing homes at the Grande Estates, you won’t have to look far with Teresa already on the project. Shannon explained that she’s never worked with someone with the same amount of drive and passion that Teresa pours into her projects. She continued that she is constantly being inspired by Teresa, being as strong as she is in this industry. Being a female builder for as long as she has and building something so incredible has been she’s always admired. Right when they met, Shannon continued, it was as if they were in sync.

Homes at the Grande Estates start in the upper $300 thousands and go up from there and are typically sold at $480,000-$550,000. Phase one is currently being developed, with some beautiful lots still remaining. Teresa and Shannon are inviting all prospective residents to come take a look and reserve one of their own. You can contact the Grande Estates by phone, (517)921-5290, or on their website. You can also follow the Grande Estates on Facebook and Instagram, where they’re continuously posting updates on showings, models, and more.